The trend towards the so-called gig economy has given rise to a prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs. This, in turn, has seen an increase in disputes as consultants and contractors try and assert ‘employment’ rights.
If you are a senior executive you need to give serious thought to matters like pay, bonus and long-term incentives and whether there is anything in the agreement that might affect your ability to earn a living after you leave.
If you are an employer then you may need to consider ensuring your contracts protect your business against employee completion, that your incentive arrangements are fit for purpose and that you are able to terminate the arrangements in suitable circumstances.
Our experienced employment solicitors act for both senior executives and large businesses ensuring that their contractual arrangements are fit for purpose. Our industry experience means that we can tailor agreements to suit a particular workplace environment.
For employers, we can also provide tailor-made contracts and staff handbooks and policies which are either bespoke or ‘off the peg’.